1. Sneaky Ways To Help Your Child Love Exercising

    Getting children to do things can sometimes come down to how you present the idea to them. If you tell your child to eat his or her vegetables, then you could be looking at a fight about who gets dessert. However, if you sneak some vegetables into a delicious food they love, such as mac and cheese, then you won’t have to worry about your child not getting nutrients and vitamins. The same can be …Read More

  2. The Long Term Benefits Of Starting To Exercise Young

    Unfortunately, childhood obesity has become an epidemic in this country. Obesity as a young child can cause a myriad of problems throughout life. As a parent, you want the best life possible for your child and that means incorporating a balance in his or her life. There’s a misconception out there that you need to focus on the academic portion in school and that physical education is an expendab…Read More

  3. How Junior Boots Can Improve Performance In Just About Any Sport

    When you look at different camps that kids go to, they’ve often very specific. It’s either basketball camp or soccer camp or tennis camp. Everything is geared to that one sport. It’s the same with practice. Kids have after-school practice so that they can get better at their chosen sport. In other words, the exercises that kids go through are usually all about whatever sport they’ll be wo…Read More

  4. The Not-So-Obvious Advantages Our Kids’ Gym Can Help With After School Activities

      In a recent post, we gave a quick rundown of the ways in which our kids’ gym can help with many after-school sports, whether it’s basketball, baseball, hockey, lacrosse, football, or tennis. (We’ll go into more details of how a kids fitness program can help with those in our next blog). We also mentioned some other activities that our Junior Boots program can help with. Today we’re …Read More

  5. How Our Kids Gym After School Programs Work Together

    In our previous blog we were talking about how it’s important to not let your children’s physical activity be put on hold just because school has started up. After all, kids need a lot of activity, and too few of them just aren’t getting it. Add to that the fact that unhealthy snacks are a part of most kids’ days and you start to realize just how important it is that they are a part of an …Read More

  6. School Is Back In Session. Don’t Let Your Kid’s Fitness Program Fall Away

    So, as a parent, are you happy or sad that school is back in session? On the one hand, the kids being back in school means that you either don’t have to pay for daycare or you have a lot more free time during the day. But wasn’t summer nice, back when you didn’t have to bother them about homework every night? And while they might have had activities, summer activities are often nothing when …Read More

  7. Will Our Kids’ Gym Get Them On American Ninja Warrior?

    In our previous blog we discussed where the inspiration for Hot Ground Gym came from and why we enjoy the television show American Ninja Warrior so much. So you might be wondering, is that the goal of our students? Is it our goal to see them on television competing with the best of the best? Well, yes and no. Let’s take a look at what we expect from those who are seeking kids fitness at our obst…Read More

  8. The Inspiration For Our Kids’ Birthday Party Venue

    We’re quite proud of our kids’ gym here in Northbrook (and equally proud of our first expansion in Vernon Hills). If you’ve never been in, you might be surprised to see all of the interesting equipment and obstacles that we have lined up for kids’ birthday parties. Well, all you have to do is take a look at this video to see all of it in action and find out more about our birthday party ve…Read More

  9. More Fun Activities Kids Will Be Enjoying at Our Northbrook Summer Camp

    In our most recent blog we told you about some of the fun activities you can expect your kid to experience when they visit our Northbrook kids’ summer camp. Over the course of many weeks, kids will experience a wide range of activities that will exercise their bodies, such as hiking and our indoor obstacle course. They’ll also be working on their observations and deductive skills, like during …Read More

  10. What Kind of Fun Are We Having At Our Northbrook Day Camp?

      When it comes to most summer camps, you know exactly what you’re getting. Football camp? It’s pretty much all football. Swimming lessons? Mostly time in the water. Computer camp? Lots of code. So when we say that ours is a leadership summer camp, it might not be immediately obvious what’s going to go on. That’s why we’re back to let you know about the many activities that can occur at…Read More